From drunkenly flirting with writer Edith Zimmerman in GQ to revealing the depths of his soul, the star of Captain America: The First Avengers has been revealing more to the public than most other potential superstars ever would. For example, in Chris Evans’ New York Times interview, the actor reveals that he had to seek therapy before accepting the titular role in the upcoming superhero film. “The second I agreed to do it, I was like, ‘All right, I’ll do this, but I’ve got to start working on my head,” he said about taking the part. “The question is: What’s the endgame? What’s the goal? If the goal is to be a giant movie star, then yeah, this is a great way to achieve that. That’s not necessarily what I’m trying to achieve.” Celebrities! They really are just like us: wracked with horrible uncertainty and existential dread.
Evans actually turned down the role multiple times before deciding to take the plunge, worried that he would be locked into a contract so long that his beautiful pecs would be withered of old age by the time the sequels were complete. “In a few years, what if I don’t want to act anymore?,” Evans worried. “What if I just want to, I don’t know, do something else?” Eventually it occurred to Evans that “the reason I kept saying no is because I was scared. Maybe this is exactly what I had to do. Maybe this is exactly what I had to face.” We think his therapist deserves how ever much he or she makes, even if it’s just for not rolling her eyes at such a sweet, sweet problem to have.